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meowzart

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Report from the road Tue, 07/6/04 4:30 PM (permalink)
Just returned from a trip to Maine. And I have to report that I have fallen in love with hot lobster rolls. They were divine!!

We sampled lobster rolls from the Maine Diner and from Red's Eats. The ones at Red's had more meat, and the al fresco dining view can't be beat, but the Maine Diner's were tops. Truly fantastic fare!!

We also sampled the lobster pie at the Maine Diner. Actually, we took advantage of their summer special: seafood chowder, lobster pie, two sides, corn biscuit, blueberry pie, and a drink--all for 24.95! So much food!!! The lobster pie was great but the lobster roll really won our hearts.

But I think we had lobster just about every way while we were there, including sauteed, baked and stuffed, ala Newburg, in boulliabaise (sp?), and even in a savory strudel. We just couldn't get enough.

On the way up, we also sampled the pizza at Genotti's in Moosic, PA. I think we could have easily eaten six slices each. Yummy!

One last Roadfood place we visited was Concord Teacakes. The scones were good, but the croissant my mom had beat them by far. I don't think I've ever had a plain croissant so good. It was perfect with their coffee.

I hope to post pictures soon.

Readjusting to the workday grind,
Meowzart
 
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    meowzart

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    RE: Report from the road Mon, 07/12/04 3:01 PM (permalink)
    As promised, lobster pictures from my vacation...

    The lobster pie from the Maine Diner (with mashed potatoes, squash, and corn muffin):


    The hot lobster roll from the Maine Diner:


    The cold lobster roll from Red's Eats:


    Served with a beautiful view from their back deck:


    I can still feel the melted butter running down my hand!! Mmmmm....
     
    #2
      Pwingsx

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      • Location: Somewhere in time...and Colorado
      RE: Report from the road Mon, 07/12/04 4:00 PM (permalink)
      Oh, those pictures weren WUNDERBAR!

      Sometimes I think I'd kill to get lobster like that.
       
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        CheeseWit

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        • Location: West Chester, PA
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        RE: Report from the road Mon, 07/12/04 4:02 PM (permalink)
        Great pics! Brought back memories of our Roadfood honeymoon last August!
         
        #4
          EdSails

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          RE: Report from the road Mon, 07/12/04 4:13 PM (permalink)
          Awesome, Meowzart!
           
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            lleechef

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            RE: Report from the road Mon, 07/12/04 4:35 PM (permalink)
            I miss my job at Yankee Lobster Co. in Boston!! I used to take home fresh lobster meat to make a roll or put on a salad when I felt too lazy to cook......rough life.
            Awesome pictures!!!
             
            #6
              acornlover

              RE: Report from the road Tue, 07/13/04 12:51 PM (permalink)
              Oh those pictures!! I am so VERY hungry right now,I gotta try the Maine Diner on my next trip, that lobster pie looks good!


              Oh MY!

              Kathy
               
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                scbuzz

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                • Location: Sumter, SC
                RE: Report from the road Tue, 07/13/04 1:58 PM (permalink)
                I just returned from Maine too ( I was there last week ) !!!

                Spent a great week there . Had a great lobster meal in Scarborough at The Clambake !!! Excellent lobster, with baked potato and salad all for $16.95 !!!!!

                Had an excellent lobster roll with a cup of chowder in Camden !

                Everywhere we ate the food was fresh and excellent !!! I highly recommend Booth Bay !!!!
                 
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                  Phishmonger

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                  • Location: Putnam, CT
                  RE: Report from the road Tue, 07/13/04 2:54 PM (permalink)
                  Two weeks ago, took a spin up to Kittery Point, to Chauncey Creek Lobster Pier. The lobster was AWESOME!Of course, this time of year, the lobsters are still hard-shelled, meaning they're chock full of meat. A little more difficult to crack 'em, but worth the effort.We ordered 1 3/4 lb. lobsters, and they were all we could eat, after an order of Maine Steamers. Highly recommend Chauncey Creek ( It's less than 2 hours from my Connecticut home, so I'll be back).
                  It's Boothbay Harbor in 2 weeks for more great Maine food. And a stop at the Maine Diner going or coming is always a must for us!
                   
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                    signman

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                    RE: Report from the road Wed, 07/14/04 12:47 AM (permalink)
                    That one from Red's looks awesome.
                     
                    #10
                      i95

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                      • Location: Sin City, VA
                      RE: Report from the road Wed, 07/14/04 7:02 AM (permalink)
                      Great photographic report, meowzart!




                      The Maine Diner is a favorite here, as well, and I look forward to hitting it and Moody's on my way up,
                      back or both next month. Thanks for the visual inspiration!!
                       
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                        chezkatie

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                        RE: Report from the road Wed, 07/14/04 7:43 AM (permalink)
                        The lobster pie has not changed! I wish I were in Maine right now as I really need to go on a lobster diet for a couple of weeks for my mental health
                         
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                          howard8

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                          • Location: randolph, NJ
                          RE: Report from the road Wed, 07/14/04 10:39 AM (permalink)
                          Meowzart:
                          Great pictures. Greatly envious.

                          Phishmonger:
                          Any chance u can supply an address or directions for Chauncey Creek Lobster Pier?
                           
                          #13
                            stanpnepa

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                            • Location: Wyoming (Scranton/Wi, PA
                            RE: Report from the road Wed, 07/14/04 11:22 AM (permalink)
                            Yeah, the food in our last New England Trip (CT, ME, MA) was just incredible from start to finish. We became Lobster Roll junkies!!! If we lived there, we'd go broke at $15 each per lunch, but it'd be worth it!!! Our favorites were at the Clam Shack in Kennebunkport.

                            I'm away from my Roadfood book at the moment, but we had no problem finding Chauncey Creek with Mapquest directions. Though I remember calling them for a more specific address. You drive a few miles through what seems like it could be a dead end, but it wasn't!!! Don't miss the mussels either...delicious!!!

                            Meowzart, Genotti's is about five miles from my house. It's hardly the best Old Forge style pizza, but it's the most readily available. If you loved it...come back some night and try Revello's or Ghigiarelli's on Main Street. You will not be disappointed!!!!


                             
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                              mayor al

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                              RE: Report from the road Wed, 07/14/04 12:29 PM (permalink)
                              Good Photo's and a great review. I add my recommendation for the Maine Diner!
                               
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                                carlton pierre

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                                RE: Report from the road Sat, 10/9/04 8:15 AM (permalink)
                                Wondeful photos and a really nice review. Sounds like a neat trip. I'd love to get up that way this time of year.

                                carl reitz
                                 
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                                  hermitt4d

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                                  • Location: Houston, TX
                                  RE: Report from the road Sat, 10/9/04 10:03 AM (permalink)
                                  Awesome pictures meowzart. I can't believe I missed this thread when it was new.

                                  It's been six years last month since I was in Maine and I so much want to go back. Both the food and the people were wonderful.
                                   
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                                    tiki

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                                    RE: Report from the road Sat, 10/9/04 1:00 PM (permalink)
                                    Great trip--great food---great pics!!!! Meowzart scores a hattrick!!
                                     
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